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10-Minute Tater Tot Beer Cheese and Chives Soup

10-Minute Tater Tot Beer Cheese and Chives Soup

10-Minute Tater Tot Beer Cheese and Chives Soup 1You don’t have to make a decision.

There’s no pressure to decide if you really want to give this a try, or if you think it’s a new deviant low in beer cooking. It can always be both. More than anything, its a reminder. Don’t look both ways before crossing the food trend street. Don’t check the paper next to you  when searching for the right answer to whether or not something is desirable. Blink. What’s your blink reaction? There needs to be no further explanation. There needs to be no additional analysis. This seems to be difficult. It’s hard, in a way, to just like what we like because we like it. We seem to need constant validation as to our decision making and preferences.

Let’s just stop. Let’s just like stuff, because, well, we like it. Let’s drink without checking reviews on Untapped or Beer Advocate. Let us eat, cook with, order and enjoy stuff regardless of trending hashtags. Just for a while, just to see how it feels.

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10-Minute Tater Tot Beer Cheese and Chives Soup

Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups 450g wheat beer, pale lager, pilsner
  • 3 tbs 30g cornstarch
  • 16 ounces 450g sharp white cheddar, grated
  • 1 cup 240g broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • ½ cup 120g heavy cream
  • 1 tsp 4g red pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 2 cup 200g tater tots, cooked according to package directions*


  • Add the beer, cornstarch, cheddar, broth, heavy cream, and red pepper sauce to a blender. Blend on high until very well combined, about 5 minutes.
  • Add to a pot over medium high heat, simmer until warmed and slightly thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir in chives.
  • Ladle into serving bowls, top with tater tots, serve immediately.


*To bake crispy tater tots, rather than soft ones, drizzle with oil just prior to baking.

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Tracy September 23, 2015 um 4:24 am

Hell yeah! Who doesn’t love tater tots, cheese, and beer??


annie September 23, 2015 um 5:07 am

You had me at cheese. No, at chives. No, at tots. Speaking of tots, I think I should get some parachute pants with pockets so I can tote these to class.



Jackie September 23, 2015 um 8:57 am

Just think of them as potato croutons


Sarah September 23, 2015 um 5:44 am

It’s like you made this just for me! Can’t wait to try it.


Sarah | Well and Full September 25, 2015 um 11:06 am

My blink reaction was Beer. Tater tots. That was enough for me 😉


Pippa Clark September 29, 2015 um 8:11 am

I always click on a recipe title that starts with "10-minute…". Yours is a great pick, I’m going to make this meal for dinner.


Laura O December 13, 2017 um 5:32 pm

What red pepper sauce???? Really looking forward to making this !


Jackie December 13, 2017 um 8:01 pm

I use Sriracha, but you can use Tapatio, Tabasco, or any red pepper sauce you like.


Sandy stuckmeyer January 10, 2021 um 3:40 pm

Would not recommend this recipe, recipe had a strong bitter beer flavor, couldn’t finish it.


Jackie January 11, 2021 um 8:49 am

I’m sorry Sandy! But it sounds like instead of a wheat beer or pale lager like recommended that you instead used an IPA? The correct beer would not have given a strong bitter taste, it’s really important to use the beer listed not just any beer.


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